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Isle of Wight to host Half Ton Classics Cup

Wed 8 Dec 2010

Isle of Wight to host Half Ton Classics Cup

A sailing event is to be held on the Isle of Wight next year, it has been revealed.

The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club (RCYC) is to host the fifth Half Ton Classics Cup in Cowes from August 21st to 26th 2011.

Richard Hollis, owner of the X-95 Crackajax and rear commodore of the RCYC, is to coordinate the event.

The RCYC explained that five days of racing will take place during the prestigious cup.

It noted: "The race officer will be asked to set windward-leeward races, Olympic triangles, round the cans races on the Solent as well as a long offshore race."

This will take place around the Isle of Wight, mimicking the annual JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race.

Over 1,500 boats, manned with 15,000 sailors, regularly take place in the round the island race, which next year is scheduled to take place on June 25th 2011, with spectators able to watch the action from vantage points all over the Isle of Wight.

Posted by Carla Winter ADNFCR-3083-ID-800280009-ADNFCR

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